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Fall 2014 Groups!

Groups are often the most effective way to

  • gain support and encouragement from others;
  • learn how you are perceived by others;
  • gain specific skills to improve your life;
  • develop relational skills.

Ground rules, including confidentiality, are typically established with group members to help promote trust. For most benefit, consistent attendance is strongly encouraged.

 


 

CONTEMPLATING CHANGE GROUP

Ambivalence to change is normal. This group recognizes that addictive behaviors (e.g. substance use, binge eating, shopping, or internet use) have benefits and as well as consequences, and is open to anyone interested in the motivation and skills to change any addictive or undesirable behavior. Mondays 1-2:30pm. For information contact Elspeth at 408-924-5910

DEAL ME IN! - MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP

A Supportive group for men to discuss relationship issues, family and gender expectations, and other male concerns while playing a friendly game of cards. Contact Karisman for an appointment (924-5910).

EATING AWARENESS GROUP

A safe, supportive, caring place for women to develop effective strategies for dealing with body image and eating issues. Dates, Time, and dates: TBD Contact Colleen Johnson if interested (924-5910).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DISCUSSION GROUP

Whether you are just beginning your college career or are a graduate student, there is usually a significant amount of stress in adapting to school in the US. Join fellow international students to share study tips, support, and wisdom about life at SJSU. Contact Yu-Ping  (924-5924) if interested.

INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUP(s)

A supportive group for women and men to discuss life issues, relationship issues, family and gender expectations, and other concerns. There are three separate groups running throughout the week. Time, place, dates: TBD. Contact Yu-Ping for an appointment (924-5910).

GENERATE: First-Generation Student Group

Just because you are the first in your family to go to college doesn't mean you are alone to figure things out. Find out about resources and receive support for your personal and academic success. Contact Yu-Ping (924-5910) if interested.

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

This 4-wk workshop includes topics around dating, communication, deal-breakers, healthy relationships, red flags, and surviving break-ups. Contact Steve if interested (924-5910).

LGBTQ DISCUSSION GROUP

A safe and supportive place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans., Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Ally students to connect with other members of the community and discuss a wide variety of topics such as politics, pop culture, current events, academics, relationships, family, educational debates, and much more. Contact Yu-Ping if interested (924-5910).

SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP

To provide a safe and supportive environment where students  can obtain, explore, and practice social skills.  The group will be psychoeducational, but will also provide opportunities for members to process their experiences in and outside of the group. Contact Kell (924-5910) if interested.

STRESS MANAGEMENT AND RELAXATION GROUP

Stress is a fact of life. Although some stress is normal, too much of it can affect your school performance, your life, and your health. This group will help you gain insight into your personal stress response and present clinically-proven stress management and relaxation techniques to help you get the most out of this school semester. Contact Alexandria (924-5910) if interested. 

STUDENT PARENTS DISCUSSION GROUP

Please contact us if you are a student parent who would like to learn more about 1) how to communicate effectively with your children and partner, 2) enhancing parenting skills, 3) receiving support from other student parents, 4) balancing multiple roles, 5) problem-solving strategies, and 6) resources that are available on campus and in the community. Contact Yu-Ping if interested (924-5910).

WISE MIND WORKSHOP SERIES

Students will learn new skills for coping with difficult emotions, tolerating distress, and becoming more effective in their relationships.  The focus is on developing new coping skills rather than processing personal experiences. A new coping skill will be taught each week. Contact Yu-Ping if any questions (924-5910). 

WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP

A supportive environment for women to grow, explore and talk about school, goals, relationships, and other personal issues. Contact Colleen (924-5910) if interested.